Deirdre Carey Brown

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Houston, TX

Hoover Slovacek LLP
 | 5051 Westheimer Rd., Suite 1200, Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-735-4196
Fax: 713-977-5395
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (70%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Trial Lawyer | Litigation | Business Bankruptcy | 1.713.735.4196 | [email protected]

Certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Business Bankruptcy.

As a Business Bankruptcy Board-Certified attorney, I’m adept at seeing the big picture quickly and navigating through to a successful end result, especially in novel or complex cases.

Known for unearthing information in documents that others may overlook, I drive a strategy that results in creative settlement resolutions or cost-effective litigation. I am always willing to go trial in difficult cases.

Clients see me as a trusted counselor who champions their interests with intelligent, reasonable, and pragmatic approaches.

**AREAS OF PRACTICE**
• Bankruptcy
• Litigation
• Restructuring
• Out-of-Court Workouts
• Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Client Relationships
• Complex Case Management
• Electronic Discovery
• Legal Research

**PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES**
• Business Acumen
• Creative Solution-Driven
• Efficient & Cost-Effective
• Client Champion

**LEGAL PROFILE**
• JD, Tulane Law School
• Bar Admissions: State Bars of Texas and Louisiana and all Federal Courts of Texas & Louisiana
• Representing Clients by Pro Hac Vice Admission Nationwide
• Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Business Bankruptcy
• Serves on the Bankruptcy Law Exam Commission of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (70%): Bankruptcy Law

Business Litigation (20%)

Business/Corporate (10%)

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2012

Certificates and Credentials

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About Deirdre Brown

Admitted: 2005, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://hooverslovacek.com/attorneys/deirdre-carey-brown/

Honors/Awards:

  • Texas Rising Star, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, Texas Review of Law and Politics, University of Texas at Austin Law Department, 2012
  • Top Bankruptcy Lawyers in Houston, Houstonia Magazine, 2013-2015
  • Young Careerist of the Year, Louisiana Federation of Business and Professional Women, 2001
  • Houston's Top Lawyers, Bankruptcy, Houstonia Magazine, 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western Districts of Louisiana
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Moller/Foltz Inns of Court, Barrister
  • Texas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Texas Women Lawyers, Board Member
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Louisiana, 1999

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Houston Network, Board Member, 2013-2014; Member 2013 - Present
  • Friendswood Community Economic Development Committee, Former Chair, 2006
  • Friendswood City Councilmember, Pos. No. 6, 2010-2013
  • Friendswood Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Theater, where her credits include "A Few Good Men", “The Women”, “Mousetrap”, “Fifteen Minute Hamlet”, “Auntie Mame”, “Southern Hospitality,” and “Steel Magnolias”

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author and Speaker, Alternatives to Bankruptcy, State Capital Group Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 2011
  • Panelist, Social Media Networking: Becoming the Trusted Advisor Online, Webinar, Texas Women Lawyers, July 2011
  • Speaker/Panelist, Project You! Finding Focus in Your Practice, Texas Women Lawyers, 2011
  • Author, Putting the “Homeowner” in Your HOA, Change Magazine, October 2010
  • Speaker/Author, Non Bankruptcy Alternatives, State Capital Group Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
  • Author and Moderator, Law and Practice Skills: Preparing Witnesses for a 341 Meeting and Motion to Extend Stay, 7th Annual University of Texas School of Law Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Seminar, Galveston, TX, 2011
  • Speaker/Presenter, Nuts and Bolts of Collection Law, National Business Institute, Austin, Texas, March, 2012
  • Speaker, Non-Bankruptcy Alternatives, State Capital Group Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 2011
  • Author, Student Loan Relief: Is Change on the Horizon, State Capital Group Bankruptcy Blog, April 11, 2012
  • Speaker, Better Bankruptcy Practice Using No or Low Cost Technology, 8th Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Practice; University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 2012
  • Author, On the Importance of Retaining Original Signed Documents Filed by ECF, SCG Legal Bankruptcy Blog, 2013
  • Author/Speaker, Proper Objections to Discovery Requests under the Federal Rules, Southern District of Texas Bankruptcy Bench Bar, 2014
  • Speaker, Chapter 7 Panel, 25th Annual Farm, Ranch and Agri-Business Bankruptcy Institute, Lubbock, Texas, October 2009
  • Speaker, “Moneywise,” State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section class for high school students, presented at local high schools, 2007
  • Panelist, “Where Are You Now? Eight Weeks After Business Plan Boot Camp,” Texas Women Lawyers, April 2011
  • Author, “Connecting Communities,” Forest of Friendswood Homeowners Association Newsletter, November 2010
  • Co-Author, Problems in the Code: Official Equity Committees in Chapter 11 Cases, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, November, 2017
  • Author, Deirdre Carey Brown, Acting Out
  • Editorial Board, State Capital Law Group Bankruptcy Blog
  • Author, Prepared bankruptcy section of task force guide for volunteer lawyers for Hurricane Katrina and Rita evacuees, State Bar of Texas Hurricane Katrina/Rita Task Force, 2005
  • Speaker/Author, On the Home Front: Recent Caselaw on Texas Homesteads, 5th Annual UT Law School Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Seminar, 2009
  • Co-author/Speaker, “Intersection of Bankruptcy Law and Personal Injury Claims,” 5th Annual UT Texas Law School Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Seminar, Galveston, Texas, August 2009
  • Speaker, Chapter 7 Panel, Annual Farm, Ranch and Agri-Business Bankruptcy Institute, 2009
  • Co-author/Speaker, “The Changing Landscape of Real Estate Issues in Bankruptcy,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Strategies Course, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 2009

Educational Background:

  • Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, Quantico, Virginia
  • ABI/St. John's Bankruptcy Mediation Training (40 hrs)
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, Bachelor of Arts, Social Science MDP
  • A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center at University of Houston - 40 hour Mediation Training

Industry Groups

  • Business Bankruptcy Law
  • Litigation And Collections
  • Mediation
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Office Location for Deirdre Carey Brown

5051 Westheimer Rd., Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77056

Phone: 713-735-4196

Fax: 713-977-5395

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Last Updated: 2/19/2019

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